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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Key to Subfamily Gomphocerinae

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H  Antennae thread-like; hind femora with dark bands on outer face; hind tibiae blue to lavender; common and widespread, especially in eastern Colorado.

 
Antenna Hind femur

Amphitornus coloradus (Thomas)

[Orphulella spp. will sometimes key to this point. Orphulella lacks bands on the hind femora and has grey hind tibiae. Similarly, Chloealtis conspersa can be differentiated by its yellow-brown hind tibiae and lack of distinct parallel stripes on top of head and pronotum.]


H Antennae sword-shaped; hind femora without bands on outer face; uncommon in eastern Colorado.

Antenna
Paropomala virgata (Scudder)



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